Art: Jewett Jape

Rarely outside of Paris is an art critic so stimulating to his readers as to get himself burned in effigy. Last week Eleanor Jewett, art critic for the Chicago Tribune, very nearly achieved that distinction as the climax of a long career.

When Eleanor Jewett came to the Tribune in 1918 her qualifications consisted of kinship (first cousin) with Owner Robert Rutherford ("Bertie") McCormick and a fresh, girlish point of view. To these gifts 20 years in harness have added a dogmatic turn of mind. Miss Jewett soothes the suburbs but sometimes puzzles the well-informed by her propensity toward ticketing all art...

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